Rebecca Hagelin

Pop Quiz: Name five accomplishments in the last five years as a result of our War on Terror.

Bet you can’t come up with more than one off the top of your head.

Why? Because the liberal news media isn’t reporting the tremendous strides we’ve made in making America a safer place to live.

Hopefully, you were able to name the one major accomplishment: the fact that we’ve gone five-plus years without suffering another attack -- which even the biggest optimist wouldn’t have predicted in those uneasy days after 9/11. We’ve remained safe because our great president took the fight to the enemy. Now the terrorists must use their finite resources to fight the world’s best-trained troops on their soil.

And although the hunt for Osama bin Laden continues, does anyone know we’ve captured some of al Qaeda’s most evil masterminds, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (the chief architect of 9/11), Hambali (Southeast Asian commander) and Abu Musab al Zarqawi (a feared and powerful al Qaeda leader in Iraq)?

Oh, and can you say, “SADDAM HUSSEIN”? Or guess which mad terrorist leader isn’t torturing and terrorizing his own people or threatening and scheming against the United States anymore?

As Heritage Foundation analyst James Carafano points out, freedom is also on the move in the Middle East because of the resolve of our president, whose support of democracy has allowed Iraqis to become part of the governing process for the first time in fifty years: “In Iraq, despite efforts to disrupt the political process, two free and fair national elections have been held and a sovereign government was established. And despite great efforts to inflame sectarian violence, even the most outrageous atrocities have not sparked a civil war.” And let's not forget the amazing fact that we have liberated 50 million people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Haven't heard much about that, have you?

We’ve gotten a lot smarter at home, too -- improving airport screening, strengthening port security, passing the Patriot Act, monitoring the communications and financial transactions of terrorists. But you won’t hear about our improved security from the many journalists in the “mainstream” media. As a new report from the Media Research Center shows, “network reporters are presuming the worst about the government’s anti-terror efforts, and permitting their coverage to be driven by the agenda of leftist groups such as the ACLU.”

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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